stillborn at Twycross Zoo

† stillborn
ID Number:EEP Number: 201202 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1 years old
Dead date: 2012-03-25
Death reason: stillborn: EEHV, Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus?
Location:Twycross Zoo
ArrivedTwycross Zoo 2012-03-25
Born:2012-03-25 captive-born through
artificial insemination in
Twycross Zoo
Parents: Raja x Tara
Siblings through the father Raja:
  1. 2011 -- † 2011 () aborted
  2. 2012-03-24 -- † 2012-03-24 () killed
  3. 2013-07-27(M) Namsai
  4. 2014-03-04(F) Esha
  5. 2014-09-24(F) Tarli
stillborns pedigree:
P I II III

stillborn

Sire:
Raja

Sire:
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Shree
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Tara

Sire:
Chang
Sire:
Chieng Mai
Dame:
Ida
Dame:
Tonzi
Sire:
Dame:
Document updated2012-04-21:�ai
2016-01-04: eep nr
Head vet Sarah Chapman said: "Immediately after the birth, we could see the calf wasn't moving.

"It's common for elephants to nudge a newborn to help it rise to its feet to suckle. However, when all three elephants backed away we knew something was wrong.

"The keepers and vet team rushed into the enclosure and worked on trying to bring life into the calf for almost an hour.

"Once we reached a point when we knew there was nothing more we could do, we placed the calf back in front of the elephants.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Stillborn-elephant-new-tragedy-zoo/story-15634823-detail/story.html

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